March 20, 2016

Review: Red Apple Eyeshadows | Black Magic, Espresso, Porcelain


Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadows


I recently received my first order from Red Apple Lipstick. I ordered all pressed pan Eyeshadows. Each pan retails for $18.75 (0.053 oz) and is available exclusively through the Red Apple Lipstick Website.


**Today (3/20) is the last day of their sale, each pan is on sale for $16.25!**


This is the first round of reviews, the next will be up on Friday and will feature the shades Buttercream, Raven, and Twinkle Taupe.


Let's get in to the reviews!



Red Apple Lipstick claims these eyeshadows:


"All Red Apple eyeshadows are gluten free, paraben free, allergen free, cruelty free and vegan. Our mineral eyeshadows are made with the finest and purest ingredients and are non-comedogenic. Whether used wet or dry, our eyeshadows give you beautiful, long-lasting color that won’t fade or crease!"




Packaging.


The eyeshadows come in pan form with no outer packaging, so they're perfect to pop in your MAC or Z-Palette.



Formula.


There is no discernible scent or fragrance. Red Apple Lipstick touts these eyeshadows as having a non-irritating formula, so if you have highly sensitive skin, are acne prone, need gluten free, are allergic to talc, whatever your grievance, these will work for you.


I have not had any issues with the formula irritating my eyes or my skin upon application.



Longevity.


When worn with an eyeshadow primer underneath, I had no problem with any of these shades wearing off or creasing throughout the day. I apply these shadows early in the morning and they come off late at night, and 12 hours later, they still looked great!


With all of these matte shades, I found they are not powdery, have zero fall out, or leave powder everywhere (like the LORAC PRO Palettes).



Now let's talk about the individual shades and their formulas. With the Red Apple Lipstick Eyeshadow formula, not all are created equal, I found the pigmentation and texture varied greatly across shades.




Black Magic




Black Magic


Black Magic


Black Magic is your standard matte black. There is no sheen or sparkle to this shade.


The texture of this powder is similar to that of a Too Faced shadow, it's not soft and buttery like LORAC, but not pressed too hard that you're unable to pick up any color.


The pigmentation is solid, and can be built up to achieve a very intense deep black. It's not the darkest black on the market, but perfect for added definition to your crease and for a smokey eye. There's no patchiness or uneven pigmentation when I apply this to the eye, and unlike the NYX Hot Single Eyeshadows, this shade blends very easily.



Ingredients:

Mica, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate. may contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium, ultra marines



NEED IT!
4.5/5





Espresso




Espresso


Espresso


I would describe this shade as a matte cool-toned dark brown. This color is perfect for those that want a dark color but don't like the intensity of black.


The texture of this shade is not as good as Black Magic. The powder is pressed a little harder into the pan, but you can still pick up a good amount of color with a brush.



The pigmentation on this is a funny one. It's not intensely pigmented, however, the color is very buildable, and I was able to achieve an intense dark brown when I applied a couple of layers. This is perfect for beginners who are just learning how to apply eyeshadow and don't need the intense pigmentation like that of the LORAC PRO Eyeshadows.


The color can be slightly patchy. Make sure to take some extra time blending this one.



Ingredients:

Mica, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate. may contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium, ultra marines



NEED IT!
3.75/5




Porcelain



Porcelain


Porcelain


Porcelain is your typical matte light ivory "skin tone" shade. I like to use this color as an allover lid color to apply other colors on top of, and as a blending shade.


The texture of this shade is the worst of the eyeshadows I purchased. This shade is pressed very hard into the pan, and kicks up a bit of powder when you're picking up product with a brush. It reminds me of the matte eyeshadows in Smashbox Full Exposure Palettes.


This color has very sheer and has uneven pigmentation. I have to really press my eyeshadow brush hard into the product to pick up any color. The swatch you see below was after many many many passes.


The shade does blend very easy onto the skin, and doesn't wear off any faster than the deeper shades throughout the day. Due to the sheerness of the color, I only wear this as an allover lid color to make other shadows blend smoother and to blend out other colors in my crease.



Ingredients:

Mica, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Ascorbyl Palmitate. may contain iron oxides, titanium dioxide, chromium, ultra marines



LEAVE IT!
2.5/5





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